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Old 01-28-2014, 09:07 PM   #11
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Really brilliant video.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:17 PM   #12
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If that doesn't make you want a mantis shrimp, idk what does haha
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Ya a 30 would be fine for pretty much any mantis and a 20 would be good for some smaller ones. I'm looking at setting up a peacock tank when I sell off my 30 planted fw setup and was just going to use an ac70 and maybe a korilia 240 if I want a little extra flow. One thing I am definitely doing is gluing an additional piece of acrylic to the bottom. Other than that just the basics but with a DSB
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Yeah I only want a peacock. They had a 6 inch one at my LFS a few months back and I fell I love. Do you think they'd need the flow of the 240? I'm doing all my research now before I set anything up as I should. I'm planning on doing a deep sand bed with love rock rubble and a few pieces of love rock. Debating on what color sand. I have black in my one tank and I love it. Kinda thinking of doing black again because of the mantis bright colors. And that video was the best!
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:23 PM   #15
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I think black sand would look awesome with a peacock! As for the 240 I was gonna add some shrooms and rics to the LR (kinda thinking like a pyramid over the PVC den I'm gonna make with lots of rubble around so it can build) but I don't think it would hurt with just the mantis, can always move it higher or point it up
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:42 PM   #16
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I'm nervous about adding corals (even low light) because I'm NOT putting my hands in that tank! Lol. Plus he's gonna rearrange the rock anyway.
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I would use reef sand, like a medium crushed coral sand. They build pretty big dens and you want a substrate that would hold tunnels and cave open.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:46 PM   #18
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Possible mantis tank...

Ya they will probably be on the upper half of the pyramid for sure, and the shrooms are living in a fuge at the moment so if they get mangled not really that big of a deal. If the shrooms do ok I can add some rics from my 20l they are throwing off new heads a lot lately
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Check out this tank, it's probably the nicest mantis tank I have ever seen and what I'm going for but with softies and a torch whose not playing nice with the other euphys
http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/33558...-mantis-tank/#
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I didn't know the Nuvos were acrylic. Hmmmmm. Maybe I'll look into those. I know I want a 30 gal or close to it. So for substrate, would you recommend crushed coral? Or the normal reef sand just not super fine?
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